Spring ahead- March 10, 2013

Gracious God

We are a people of habit
finding comfort in routine.
We want our time
our schedules
our lives
to be stable and dependable
to be steady
to be certain.

But we gather together in anticipation of change.
Shake us from our need for certainty and routine!

Give more light to our days
So that we can grow with the Spring:
upward and outward
in ever widening circles and postures.

Uproot our stagnant perspectives.
Shake our foundations.
Teach us to embrace change.

And as we encounter these holy changes
teach us how best to love one another.
Hear now the prayers of those in the congregation
who have experienced or are experiencing growth and change.

[read aloud the prayer cards]

And those prayers which are too tender
or too close to the heart to be spoken aloud…
Hear those prayers as well!

[pause for silent prayer]

And with the growing light
we acknowledge
that new every morning
is your love, O Great God of Light
and all day long you are working for good in the world.
Stir up in us a desire to serve
To live peaceably
And to devote our days to walking
in the living traditions of Jesus.

Blessed Be!

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